Quality Pediatric Heart Care at Providence Children's Hospital

The heart is an engine that powers the human body. If the heart is not working the way it should, your child may feel sluggish and uneasy.

As team members of The Hospitals of Providence, our experienced pediatric cardiologists make pediatric heart care their passion and priority so that the youngest patients can receive high-quality heart care in their home city. Our pediatric cardiology team offers an array of diagnostic testing and treatment in our catheterization laboratory that can help determine treatment options.

Since 2003, The Hospitals of Providence Children's Hospital has been equipped with a pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory in El Paso and continues to deliver quality heart care to children in our great community. Our staff will work with you and your child to provide the best course of treatment and recovery, focusing on exploring all non-surgical options first.

Our doctors and staff develop customized treatment plans to manage and improve heart health. We offer comprehensive cardiac care services, which may include cardiothoracic surgery, routine screenings, stress tests and interventional cardiology.

If you're looking for comprehensive and compassionate pediatric heart care in El Paso for your child's heart condition, please call 833-225-8751 or click here to find a doctor today.

What Does a Pediatric Cardiologist Do?

There are a variety of heart conditions that can affect children. Heart problems among children are very different from adults. Pediatric cardiologists are trained physicians specializing in diagnosing and treating heart problems in children. They work closely with primary care pediatricians and belong to a team of other healthcare providers, including pediatric heart surgeons for children who might need heart surgery.

The pediatric heart care team has extensive training and expertise in the unique needs of children with heart problems, which may include:

  • Cardiac anesthesiologists
  • Neonatologists
  • Cardiac pediatric intensivists
  • Pediatric radiologists
  • Pediatric nurses
  • Nutritionists
  • Speech, occupational and physical therapists

Pediatric cardiologists are medical doctors who have completed at least four years of medical school and three years of accredited pediatric residency training. Some pediatricians complete further accredited training in pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs for three or more years. While others enter into general pediatric practice after residency.

Pediatric cardiologists who choose to spend the last one to two years of fellowship training focus on particular skills to diagnose and treat heart problems in children, which may include:

  • Advanced imaging methods, such as MRI, CT and ultrasound
  • Heart catheterization procedures and interventions
  • Electrophysiology
  • Heart failure and heart transplant
  • Care of children in the cardiac ICU
  • Congenital heart disease

Types of Heart Conditions in Children

Many heart conditions can affect children. These heart conditions range from structural differences and faulty electrical signals to congenital heart defects. Pediatric cardiologists diagnose, treat and manage heart problems, including:

Congenital Heart Defect

Congenital heart defects refer to diseases or heart differences in children at birth when the heart or blood vessels near the heart do not develop normally before birth. Congenital heart defects may also include holes between the heart chambers, valve problems and abnormal blood vessels.


Arrhythmias refer to abnormal heartbeats in children due to a faulty electrical system that controls the heartbeat.

Can a Child Go to a Regular Cardiologist?

If your child shows any symptoms of heart disease, going to a primary care pediatrician can be a good first step. If you are concerned about your child's heart health, do not hesitate to discuss with your pediatrician whether an appointment with a pediatric cardiologist is needed. Pediatric cardiologists have extensive training and expertise in treating and managing heart problems in children.

How Is Pediatric Cardiology Different from Adult Cardiology?

Pediatric cardiologists are medical doctors who primarily treat and manage children's heart conditions. Their practice does not involve treating adults with heart conditions.

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Insurance and Payment Plan Options

Whether your child's heart condition requires immediate surgical care, monitoring or a personalized rehabilitation program, The Hospitals of Providence Children's Hospital is here to help with all the information you need to help you decide on your child's healthcare. We accept various insurance plans so your child can get quality care immediately in every stage of their journey to better heart health. The Hospitals of Providence Children's Hospital offers flexible payment plans and convenient bill payment options. Our payment plans cover most treatments and procedures.

Call us at 888-252-8189 or visit our patient financial resources page for your billing and insurance questions. Please contact your insurance provider directly if you have specific questions about your coverage.

Find a Pediatric Cardiologist in El Paso, TX

If you're looking for emergency care for your child's heart condition or a partner in caring for your child's heart health, The Hospitals of Providence Children's Hospital commits to helping you make it possible to get the care you need for your child. Let's discuss ways to help you manage your child's heart health. If you're looking for an experienced pediatric cardiologist El Paso has to offer, call 833-225-8751 or find a doctor here near your location. If it's an emergency, please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

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